Flight diverted to Houston to offload three unruly passengers

An AeroMéxico flight from Toronto to Mexico City was diverted to Houston early Thursday morning to remove three passengers who appeared to be intoxicated.

AeroMéxico Flight 617 landed at George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston at 3:42 a.m., according to flight tracking site FlightAware.

The passengers, two men and a woman, were told they weren't allowed to consume alcohol by a flight attendant, according to an account of the incident from the Houston Police Department

"But following that incident, all three individuals kept refusing to cover their faces with their masks, were rude, confrontational and appeared to be intoxicated,"

The flight attendant alerted the captain, who diverted the plane to Houston.

Two passengers were transported to Houston's Sobering Center, a facility where people can be transported without being arrested to avoid a criminal record for public intoxication.

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